As a Belgian myself, i sometimes wonder if Belgium is only known for their chocolates, fries and beer, or if Belgium has a significant presence in DC or Marvel comics outside of those (delicious) consumables.

I know that Doctor Evil from Austin Powers was raised in Belgium, but I'm surprised that I don't have any knowledge of a significant role for Belgium or the Belgian people in DC or Marvel comics. Is there a Belgian superhero or supervillain? Is there a story arc that mostly occurs in Belgium?

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    As a Brit, I can assure you that Belgium isn't known for its fries. Waffles, yes, Sprouts, yes, fries, no. – Valorum Aug 4 '14 at 11:24
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    The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy references Belgium, although not relevant to the question as such I thought I would mention it for interests sake. – Stefan Aug 4 '14 at 11:26
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    @Richard You have OBVIOUSLY never been to an authentic Belgian friterie. Let me tell you, Belgian fries are some of the best in the world. Not the frozen variety, but the freshly peeled, sliced and baked ones from an authentic friterie. Friteries have their own wikipedia article, and fries are a separate item of the Cuisine of Belgium article. – Nzall Aug 4 '14 at 11:33
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    @nate.kerkhofs - there's a lot of difference between what you think you're famous for vs what you're actually famous for. – Valorum Aug 4 '14 at 12:46
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    @Stefan but it's not a word used in polite conversation! – Liath Aug 21 '14 at 14:14

Yes, there are. Search the Marvel Wikia for Belgium-related keywords. E.g., there's a Wolverine issue that has Belgium in its title.

Wolverine and Daken have a bloody fight in Brussels (see 'Meeting Wolverine').

Searching for 'Belgian' reveals that Klaw has the Belgian citizenship.

I'm not familiar with DC Comics, but they also have their own Wikia. Check out the appearances for Belgium.

Not comic-canon, but in "A Fractured House" (S02E06) of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a Belgian minister is featured and the safe house is located in Belgium.


The official Marvel Atlas lists three characters from Belgium:


There are a couple of belgian characters in the marvel comics. 3 members of the klaw (klaue) family, famous of their hate for black panther and the vibranium. There is an Belgian mutant who is actually one of the strongest there has ever been: Mister M or Absolon Mercator. Belgian is also sometimes referred to in the WWII comics. for more info about these characters, look them up on marvel wikia :) (im belgian myself so i was also very interested)


In Marvel's Ultimate Universe, we had a supervillain that's raised in Belgium named Victor Van Damme AKA Doctor Doom.

(In the main Marvel universe, Victor Von Doom was born in the fictitious country of Latveria).

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